Roseville Falline vase commands $1,500

Roseville Falline vase

Roseville Falline 15″ vase realized $1,500. (Photos courtesy Brown Auctions)

GREENSBURG, Kans. — Brown Auction conducted its 26th Annual New Year Antique & Collectibles Auction Friday through Sunday, January 1-3. The Greensburg, Kansas, auction firm offered a variety of items, and the sale was well attended, registering nearly 200 onsite bidders and more than 500 online bidders over the course of the three-day sale. Online bidding was facilitated by Proxibid.com.

Decorative arts were the staple on Friday, with more than 250 lots of antique American art pottery, approximately 50 pieces of American Brilliant Cut Glass, nearly 75 pieces of old carnival glass, and a variety of other antique collectibles crossing the block. R.S. Prussia, French cameo art glass, and American Fostoria helped round out the 684 sold throughout the day.

The high water mark of the day was reached when a 15-inch tall Roseville Falline vase in blue commanded a price of $1,500. Falline was not the only desirable pattern of Roseville offered that day. Brown offered several pieces of Vista, Sunflower, Futura, Ferrella, Wisteria, and Baneda, as well. Also sold were Rookwood, Weller, Van Briggle, Frankoma and a pottery vase by Rick Wisecarver with an Indian Maiden portrait that sold for $500.

The Saturday auction action saw uncataloged and cataloged antique furniture cross the block, as well as the catalog of more than 500 antique and collectible items, including primitive items, crocks, clocks, Indian items, and toys. A unique oak and leather barber chair made by the Koken company (originally of St. Louis, Missouri) sold for $1,400 to an online bidder.

Sunday was a lighter load of a day in quantity, but not quality. The firm auctioned the remaining 80 pieces or so of antique furniture, a collection of more than 100 antique fishing lures and reels, approximately 40 different firearms and a selection of quality, hard-to-find advertising signs and items.
The highlight lot of the day was the RJ Horner dining set that included a table with chairs and leaves, two china cabinets, a large buffet and smaller sideboard. Made of mahogany with heavy carvings and exposed cherubs, the pieces sold as a set, commanding a hammer price of $14,500.

For more information on Brown Auction and its calendar of events, visit http://brownauction.net or contact brownauction@att.net or 620-723-2111.

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